Dutch general election 2017

Two pictures that say it all about the Barrow result...

Martin Lewes


Labour's John Woodcock, who hung on to his seat in Barrow and Furness by 209 votes after a recount, admitted he had not expected to win.

You can see his relief in these two pictures.

Woodcock cuddles Isobel Hardman

There's a tearful hug with Isabel Hardman, and a smile as wide as the Walney Channel as he talks to David Dimbleby

Woodcock smiling

Isabel, who's deputy editor of the Conservative political magazine The Spectator, later tweeted her congratulations.

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